A team from the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Joint Base Charleston deployed to McDill Air Force Base in Florida Wednesday to assist with the continuing efforts to evacuate medical patients from hurricane-ravaged areas in the Caribbean.

As local tourism officials sent out the message Tuesday that the coast is clear and visitors are welcome to return after Irma swept through on Monday, most of Charleston’s tourist attractions remained closed at least until Wednesday.

Fleets of pleasure boats were not cast adrift from floating docks by Tropical Storm Irma, as many were during Hurricane Hugo, but some Charleston-area marinas suffered damage from the storm Monday.

EDISTO BEACH — It took Mayor Jane Darby most of Tuesday morning to see how her small island community fared during Tropical Storm Irma, and she was pleased to learn the worst part was that Palmetto Boulevard, the main drag, was covered by a few feet of sand.

2018 Hurricane Preparedness Guide for Charleston and South Carolina

The Post and Courier put together a resource to help get Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties prepared for the 2018 South Carolina hurricane season.

In this hurricane guide, you will find tips to get organized before a storm hits and what to do if a storm watch or warning is isused.

If a tropical storm or hurricane lands near Charleston or South Carolina, our hurricane preparedness resource has answers to questions on emergency kits, evacuation routes, storm shelters and more.

In the case of a storm, we also have advice for staying connected with what is going on related to a natural disaster that quickly become necessary for communication when disaster strikes.

Click here to view our Hurricane Guide